Education

Retiring Boomers Like College Life

You really didn't expect Baby Boomers to flock to those staid retirement communities in Florida and Arizona, did you?


Fitch: Proposed Calif. Budget Provides Increase for Higher Ed

Fitch believes California's proposed budget, which would increase state allocations to University of California and California State University by $125 million, will provide some funding stability following several years of declining appropriations.


Mediabistro Launches Online Social Media Marketing Certificate

WebMediaBrands Inc.'s Mediabistro announced an online Master certificate in Social Media Marketing to help digital marketers earn credentials from its leading digital media education program.


Yale Law Names First Hispanic Tenured Professor

Cristina Rodriguez has joined Yale Law School as its first Hispanic tenured professor effective Jan. 28, Dean Robert Post has announced.


UTB President Garcia Awaits Merger Bill

Despite looming changes for the University of Texas at Brownsville, President Juliet V. Garcia said she is positive the coming transformation will benefit students and the community.


California Gets an F in Report on State Education Policies

California has earned an F on a report card issued by the maverick education-reform group StudentsFirst. And as a sign of how fractious school politics has become, the state's No. 2 education official called the failing grade "a badge of honor."


UT Austin Names New Commercialization Director

Dan Sharp, a veteran patent attorney who helped dispel a cloud of uncertainty last year about the tech commercialization operations of the University of Texas, has been named director of UT Austin's Office of Technology Commercialization.


Loans Weighing Down Students' Futures

Sylvia Zukowski only works two jobs now, down from the four she had when she returned to college for a second undergraduate degree.


Common Core Enthuses Central Calif. Teachers and Students

Merced, Calif., area high schools are among the first to adopt California's new common core instructional standards, and two dozen local teachers are pioneering the system that's described as a new way of doing business.


LEGO Bots: Next Evolution for Tots?

Learning to construct Lego robots and program them reinforces a love for science and math, said Dave Ferro, dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology at Weber State.


Gov. McDonnell Supports 'Teach for America'

McDonnell seeks to put Teach for America, a nonprofit that sends top college grads into tough-to-fill teaching spots in low-income schools across the country, in place in Virginia schools by the 2013-14 school year, according to the news release.


Gerda Lerner, Women's Historian, Dies at 92

A pioneer in the history of women, Gerda Lerner, died on Jan. 2. She was 92.


Charter, Voucher, Online Schools Campaigning in Florida

A deeply ideological battle over education is expected to unfold at Florida's Capitol in coming months, with vast amounts of taxpayer dollars at stake.


Pearson Education Investing in Nook

Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. today announced that Pearson has agreed to make a strategic investment in Nook Media, LLC.


Calif. School Funding System Pushed by Gov. Brown

After California schools eliminated art programs and increased class sizes to survive budget cuts, they are finally on the verge of getting more money thanks to voter-approved taxes and economic recovery.


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